Ross Yoon Agency
Literary Agent at @RossYoon . @smithcollege , @UCL , & @FulbrightPrgrm alum. Mom to a two-year-old chaos muppet.
June Hur, Queen of the Heo Clan @WriterJuneHurI never thought this day would come, and it still feels very unreal to me, but I'M GOING TO BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR.
My book is a murder mystery set in Joseon Dynasty Korea, & also a coming-of-age tale about a girl searching for home. It'll be out in the world in 2020! 😭 pic.twitter.com/vQR0sRk8og
Oh I'll read the heck out of this one!
And it seems like a good time to remind #amquerying Twitter that high on my #MSWL for SFF/spec fic are stories set in Korea and/or that draw on Korean myth and history
Hi! I get this Q a lot, so--
@RossYoon is a nonfiction agency, but I'm expanding my list to include nonfiction + SFF.
Across both, I want to learn surprising things through compelling characters.
For specific examples, check #MSWL
Email listed on RYA site 👍🏽
N. K. Jemisin @nkjemisinEvery time I see another mediocre Europe-based fantasy, I think of how many brilliant non-European fantasies got rejected to make room for it.
Non-European fantasy is on my forever #MSWL.
Please send it to me so I can submit it to the host of editors who tell me regularly how hungry they are for different stories, fresh settings, and fresh points of view.
Ruoxi Chen @jruoxichenWould love a mythical take on PERFUME (Suskind) with paints instead of scents: historical/secondary world fantasy where True Ochre requires the hair of a just man who's never known bitterness, True White the tears of a serpent who's lost her love etc. Art, blood, hunts. #mswl
The cow as white as milk
The cape as red as blood
The hair as yellow as corn
The slipper as pure as gold
(Seconding this #MSWL)
In the last 2 days, 2 editors have told me they're looking for SFF rooted in Vietnam and more broadly SE Asia.
If that's your book and you're looking for an agent, get in touch!
Samantha Mash 🌾 @anamericanghostKhutulun was the great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Khan. She was a strong fighter and insisted that any man who wished to marry her must defeat her in wrestling, but any man who she beat would have to give her a horse. She wound up with 10,000 horses. twitter.com/xnulz/status/9…
Hi writers, I just got off the phone with an editor at a major SFF publisher who specifically mentioned seeing this on my #MSWL and demanded I send it to her if it ever came in.
If you've got it, flaunt it--right into my inbox.
Military Times @MilitaryTimesArmy researchers are developing a self-aware robot #squid you can 3D print in the field. Neat: bit.ly/2K38piC pic.twitter.com/3dLzelT5vu
Definitely #MSWL ...but this might be the first time I'm not sure whether it's on the list as SFF or nonfiction?